Happy Monday, All! I hope everyone is looking forward to a bright and productive week. I know I am, because my editor already returned my manuscript back to me. What?! Already? I'm not ready! My editor is awesome, yes. But he gave me an assignment that involves some more writing on my part, NO! Realistically, … Continue reading Fine-Tuning the Writing
Success! I can almost feel my book breathing on me. It has life. I am so close to my self-publishing dream-turned-reality . . . several steps closer, in fact. Why do I say this? Well, I found a professional editor to edit my manuscript, design my book cover, and format my book into e-book and … Continue reading Some Self-Publishing Details Go to the Professionals
I feel an overwhelming need to confess something to you. There's this "thing" that's weighing heavily on my mind, especially on Fridays and I can't escape the fact that it's preoccupying my thoughts. So, I must share this "thing" with someone. And who better to share it with than those of you who visit me, … Continue reading A Summertime Confession!
I recently heard an author state that the "editing the manuscript" phase is one of those periods in the self-publishing process that can be heavily riddled with self-doubt. And to that admission, I must say that she is spot on. I have spent the last full week reading and rereading my manuscript, both silently and … Continue reading The Editing Process
I missed you guys! I was only away on my mother/daughter trip for four days, but it seems like an eternity since I last communicated with you. I have to admit that I enjoyed my downtime immensely, and the added bonus was the opportunity to spend it with my daughter. But, I'm glad to be … Continue reading What a Vaca Will Do
I heard it said, by several authors, that there should be a time when you step away from your book after writing the draft and take a breather. Since I can't claim the ownership rights to this brilliant advice, I'll just go ahead and jump on the bandwagon. I'm in total agreement with this statement; … Continue reading Writing Rest
I've got something for you... a free e-book before THE e-book. Yes indeed, I thought I'd provide you with a little taste of some tidbits of information that may or may not be presented in my upcoming personal/professional development e-book to tentatively drop this June/July. Some of the material will seem familiar to you if … Continue reading Goal-Setting Freebie with Productivity Tips